You don't have to customize and modify OERs. Use them as is!
Use all or some of the content ...
it is up to you.
There are tools to help you evaluate OERs.
Terms used for content that the creators have chosen to share with an open copyright model of licensing.
OPEN ... Free. The resources can be used, copied and shared without permission or fees, as opposed to the traditional "all rights reserved" approach to copyright ownership, where the creator sells their work and requires permission for copying and use outside of purchasing.
Credit the creator! Open doesn't mean no attribution. Attribution and agreeing to share the content forward are usually requirements for use of OER material.
Any type of educational teaching materials created with an open copyright license.
This image was created by Opensource.com and is licensed using the creative commons CC BY-SA license . Use of the CC licence symbol on the image provides a visual indicator/ cue to the intent to share.
CC = Creative Commons
BY = Who is the image by ~ Give credit to the creator
SA = Share Alike ~ You agree to share the content forward.
Why Open Education Matters by BlinkTower. CC BY-SA
This video is the FIRST place winner in a 2012 contest to create a short video that explains the benefits and promise of Open Educational Resources for teachers, students and schools everywhere. The contest was sponsored by Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations.
Open Source Basics (2014) by Sarah Moyle, Intel Open Source Technology Center.
The term Open Access is often used in reference to scholarly journals and academic research and is strongly linked to the movement to make research results and academic papers open and freely accessible.
Open Access (2010) by Canadian Association of Research Libraries. CC BY-NC.
Here are some tools to help
B.C. Campus Guides to help you adopt, create or adapt OERs